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Catemaco is a county and city in Veracruz State, Mexico. The ecotourism is really big in the region around here. Lakes, rivers, waterfalls, Gulf of Mexico, mangroves, birdwatching, all abound. El Salto de Eyipantla Falls is located 150 km (93 mi) southeast of Veracruz and 15 minutes from Catemaco, near the Grande de Catemaco River. Surrounded by dense vegetation, this spectacular waterfall is 40 meters (132 feet) wide and 50 meters (165 feet) high. The zone is also the habitat of wild boar, deer, opossums and ocelots. In addition, you can spy a wide variety of bird species, including eagles, wild doves and songbirds. Even though Lake Catemaco is close to the Gulf of Mexico, the water from the Lake doesn't flow directly into the Gulf and wanders west around the back side to the Papaloapan river and eventually on to Alvarado. Eyipantla Falls is along the river that starts at Lake Catemaco. You can also walk down the 242 steps to the river where there are small restaurants in the mist of the falls.

How to Get There

Go south from Veracruz past Alvarado, Angel R. Cabada, Santiago Tuxtla, and San Andrés Tuxtla. About 5 miles after passing San Andrés Tuxtla begin looking for a sign on the right, "Salto de Eyipantla". Take a right, passing through a couple of little villages. After about 8 km. you´ll find the Falls.

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